What’s a ScatterBrain?
It’s not a what, its a who.
“A flighty, disorganized or forgetful person.” - Wiktionary
Yup. That sounds like me alright.
My frustrations with myself and the situations that I used to be getting into led me to create this personal website.
Why the frustrations?
Well, I know I’m good at my job – as a trainer and a facilitator. But when it comes to the planning or housekeeping part, there’s always a detail or two that I will miss out.
For example, I will plan for a game to be played during teambuilding, but I would forget to remind the participants to return the markers and props.
So I end up having missing items in my equipment list and have to replace them at my own expense.
Another common example for me is when I’m ordering food or a cup of Starbucks coffee, only to realise that I left my wallet in the car parked some distance away. Or worse, I ran out of cash and the nearest ATM is no where in sight.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Over the years I have learned to manage this scatterbrain attribute of my brain by relying on tips, tricks and technology.
These days, i’m better at organizing my life. I set up routines, keep my calendar and task-list mobile (i have an iPad and iPhone).
I use accessories like Grid-It and Timbuktu messenger bags to organize my daily carry-with-me items.
I use GPS app on my iphone to pre-load my destinations way in advance before I drive off to unfamiliar venues.
I always have a spare charging cable and car-adaptor to power-up my iphone in case battery runs low while navigating using GPS map.
I do slip up from time to time, but they don’t affect me or my work as much. I’ve successfully reclaimed my Zen.